Many people don’t like traveling next to a tractor-trailer on the interstate. Because of the size of the truck and the weight of some of the loads, other vehicles rarely stand a chance of getting away unscathed in a truck accident. A 55-year-old woman was injured in a truck accident on a part of I-75 that runs through central Georgia.
A report stated the truck was attempting to enter the interstate from an on-ramp when part of the oversized equipment it was carrying hit the bridge that spanned the interstate at that exit. Some of the bridge fragments fell to the pavement and hit the car that was behind the truck. The woman was injured, taken to an area hospital for treatment and was released after doctors determined her condition was stable.
The driver of the truck was not injured. Although details were not given, he was issued a citation by the state’s Department of Public Safety. Traffic on the bridge was suspended until further inspection of the bridge in an effort to avoid further injury.
The injured woman certainly appears to have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim against the trucker and likely the trucker’s employer. Regrettably, there are a number of truck accident victims with similar stories. Many are uncertain of their options for legal recourse and the appropriate procedures to pursue recovery of monetary damages. A Georgia attorney experienced in handling these types of claims can represent the victim’s legal interests in negotiations with insurance companies and throughout any civil claims on the client’s behalf.